Nov 18, 2012 8:00am PST
iraq and more recently when he was top commander of all u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan and in that later job i did travel around the country with him. he would give remarkable access to journalists. oftentimes it was under very strict ground rules that things were off the record but he did open himself up to press coverage because he thought it was important for the mission to get recognized out there, but also i believe because he also liked to see himself at the center of the coverage. >> so that remarkable access paid dividends for petraeus's image. would you say, would you argue with the notion that many of the jurmts who dealt with him, who know him, have tended to go easy on him on this unfortunate scandal? >> i think some have. others have been a little harder edged and fairer, but, look. that access could be intoxicating. you were in that exclusive bubble. he would bring you in to meetings he would have with subordinate commanders, at times even into sessions that involved secret material that you were told you couldn't right about. you get to zip around the bat
Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
." jackie kucinich, reporter for u.s. today and fred francis, founder of 15seconds.com. so the drama, mel low drama of the election night, fox news has projected obama has won ohio, with it another four years, and with it comes an objection from a fox news panel, the most prominent of the fox news commentator. >> you've about got to be careful about calling things when you have 991 votes separating the two candidates. even if they have made it on the basis of select precincts, i'd be very cautious about intruding into the process. >> well, folks -- >> thanks. >> so maybe not so fast. >> thanks. thanks a lot. thank you. great to have you guys here. >> that's awkward. >> that's awkward says megan kelly. so when karl rove says that as obviously wrong as it turns out, does it seem to you that he's speaking as a guy with an independent judgment or a guy who's acting as a republican party surrogate? >> that's the issue. awkward. awkward long before election night when networks have people on their programs who are also actors. they're no longer just observers. that's also true with paul at cnn.